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good morning. work is well under way in san francisco as crews make way for a new approach to the golden gate bridge this weekend. it was shut down at 8:00 last night and will continue to be off limits to traffic until 5:00 a.m. on monday. good morning. we have complete coverage for you on the work that's ongoing and to get you news faster, we're going to turn you to one of our reporters, jackie sisal, work is going full speed ahead. >> reporter: that's right.
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you thought you had weekend projects, look at these guys. you can see the tremendous amount of work that's been done. 12 hours into a 60 hour weekend of nonstop work to take down the 75-year-old structure. you can see crews out here right now. much of the span of where i'm at has been taken down. there were two spans here yesterday. one is already down. you can see crews working through the night. you can see they've taken down one of those spans. other jackhammers continue to work over in this area. up to 40 large demolition jackhammers working simultaneously to that i can this down. crews are going to work in two 12-hour shifts through the 24- hour period to get things done. one of the things people were worried about is dust. you can see some of the dust machines they have, spraying water constantly on the area as they continue to work. now, as far as traffic is concerned, when i came in over
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the golden gate bridge, obviously it was very early this morning. no real traffic issues, but the best advice, marty, if you can, avoid this area. take the ferry, the bay bridge, mass transit, avoid it all together. everything is going to be tied up. i have a note that christy fields remained open. it's still open to the public. lots of people have come out here. i would not recommend you driving down here. if you want to, walk down here and see what's going on. all this construction, they have a day and a half to get it completed and the hope is by 5:00 a.m. on monday, the new road would be open. >> jackie, you were talking about trying to keep the dust and things down. how is it going from where you're standing. >> reporter: it's not that bay.
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you have manual sprayers also. there's a guy spraying water on the job itself. it seems like that's a big procedure. they really want to keep it down. you can see the workers right here and for the most part. it looks luke it's been pretty successful. >> we'll be checking in with jackie throughout the morning. our team coverage continues as we take a closer look at what happened or did not happen when doyle drive was shut down. >> the traffic forecast turned out wrong. instead of congestion, the drive in and out of the golden gate bridge friday night turned out light. in fact, some say even lighter than a typical friday. >> we took the richmond bridge over and came from the north into the city, thinking we were going to avoid traffic. >> and how was it?
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>> there was no traffic at all. >> it wasn't as bad as i thought it was going to be. it was light. >> with doyle drive, the approach to golden gate bridge closed. drivers had to use highway 1 as a detour to get in and out of the city. you can see not a whole lot of cars on highway 1. many drivers got the message and stayed home. >> the information that was passed out so many times -- i mean, i've seen the information so many times, hey, they're going to close the bridge. >> and it's not just on the freeway. people visiting the golden gate bridge, very few cars parked here. it's almost empty. >> this is the first time we've been able to find parking here without any issue or anything. >> surprised? >> very surprised, yeah. they should announce this all the time. >> the visitors who took the risk and came out to the bridge were rewarded. >> enjoy the view without
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anybody. >> now, to get around the construction today, the bay bridge is a viable option. officials are expecting an increase in traffic there this weekend, though. additional toll takers will not be added. keep that in mind. traffic usually gets backed up at 11:00 on weekends. stay away from the bridge at this time if you can. beginningbetoday, ferry service may be the best form of transit. the number of ferries will be doubled this weekend. also ferries will take passengers right to at&t park for the giants game, but we understand those trips are already sold out. you can take public transit or walk to the ballpark. we'll be monitoring the doyle drive closure all morning long.
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coming up, we'll explain the work being done while the approach is closed this weekend. stay with us on kron 4 and online as we keep you updated on every step of this construction project. all right. let's turn our attention to the weather. we're expecting a beautiful weekend around the bay. we'll take a live look at sunshiner. >> good morning. this is a live view from our mountain cam. you can see lots of sunshine out there. the breeze is blowing. we're waking up to clear skies, mild temperatures. as we continue into the day, we'll see warmer temperatures than yesterday. we'll see the fog push in maybe in the late afternoon hours and into the evening. take a look at current conditions. you're seeing low 50s, san jose, concord, livermore, low 50s through half-moon bay and napa. it's going to be a really
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beautiful weekend, not as hot as last weekend, but still see some nice temperatures out there. nice temperatures for santa rosa. half-moon bay only getting to about 61 degrees today. then we'll see mid-and upper 70s. i'll toll you -- tell you about your week ahead coming up. an incident was caught on camera as you can see when it happened on wednesday afternoon. the suspect's name is michael mag doll ya. he reported his car stolen to police after this crash. he was arrested on charges of heroin, felony possession, hit- and-run and violation of probation. he's in the county jail. >> coming up, the reward is expected to go up in the case
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of the missing teenager sierra lamar. as we take a look outside, it's san francisco. beautiful start to the day. i hope you can get out and enjoy it. @
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a reward increase announcement is expected this morning from the family of missing teenager sierra lamar. right now the reward stands at $10,000 to bring the teen home safely. she went missing on her way back home from school. her disappearance is classified as a kidnapping. volunteers and authorities have been searching the areas near her home. it's national prescription takeback day. that's when studies show the majority of prescription drug abuse comes from drugs obtained from family and friends,
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including the home medicine cabinet. drugs that are not accepted a iv solutions, liquid meds and patches. all you have to do is log onto our website, www.kron4.com. still ahead, the prostitution sex scandal in colombia.
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we're back on kron kron 4. we're taking this live look outside from jackie sisal's camera. you can see work has continued
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since overnight last night. >> good morning. this is a live look from our roof cam. you can see bright blue skies in san francisco. we're seeing a beautiful weekend. still expecting nice temperatures, warmer than yesterday. mostly clear this morning, light winds, sunday any and nice and even warmer conditions expected tomorrow. 46 degrees in napa. 48 in santa rosa. as we set the clock ahead, all this green is showing widespread 60s and 70s. maybe even seeing 80s today. as we head out this evening, things things are going to cool off a bit. still clinging to the 60s in the north bay and the peninsula and then overnight hours we'll start to see the 50s grow more
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widespread. let's take a look at the afternoon highs. mostly upper 70s out here. 77 degrees for santa clara and san jose. as for east bay inland spots, we could see 80s out there. 82 in pittsburg. a little chillier on the coast today, about 59 degrees for ocean beach. 63 expected for daley city and 83 expected for napa and santa rosa. we expected a warmer day tomorrow. time is 6:17. back to you, marty. back to the news this morning. traveling with chaperons and no drinking. that's two of the rules for secret service agents in the wake of the prostitution scandal. agents now cannot drink alcohol while on duty. they cannot take foreigners to
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their hotel rooms and chaperons will attend trips as well. they need to consider their conduct through the lens of the last several weeks. back in the bay area news, a memorial for one of the seven people killed in the/cost massa cure. they held english as a second language class. nursing classes will be held at unitech college in fremont once they approved by the state. san francisco police are looking for a man that tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl. let's take a look at the suspect. the incident happened on thursday while the girl was walking to san francisco christian school in the engleside neighborhood. the man grabbed the girl, told
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her she was coming with him, but she managed to break free. he's described as latino with bushy hair and a thick mustache. police are working on several leads. a standoff that lasted for several hours on friday and involved a fatal stabbing. usually friday morning, police surrounded the rose garden neighborhood. they found a man that was stabbed to death outside his home. it's a man in his 50s. several people inside the home are being detained for questioning. we've got more on the events that unfolded leading to that standoff. >> there was somebody arguing about something. i have no idea. >> reporter: a neighbor who does not want his identity known watched as police tried to get a suspect to surrender.
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>> they tried to wake him up. officers yelling at him through the loud speak to recome out. >> reporter: the drama began on friday in the a.m. to report a man had been stabbed outside. the man died at the hospital, but when police moved in to question one of the occupants in that house, the situation escalated. >> suddenly for unknown reasons, he closed the door on the officers, locked himself in the house and told them that he didn't want to talk to them any longer and that he was not going to cooperate. >> reporter: having learned there were firearms in the house, the swat team was called in. neighbors say there was always a lot of commotion at the house, a lot of people coming and going at odd hours, and that the two brother who is lived there were always quarreling. >> there's always something going on there.
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they lived their life and did pretty much what they wanted to do. >> they tossed a phone in and called for hours. they considered using a police robot until the man finally surrendered. it's 7:20 this saturday morning, stay with us. gary radnich has sports coming up. we have a live look now where you can look down on the bay. just a gorgeous start to the day. we'll be right back i'm really going to miss you.
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♪ [ male announcer ] instead, try the new subway smokehouse barbecue chicken, big bbq taste 6 grams of fat. subway. eat fresh. we're back on kron 4 weekend. let's turn our attention to sport this is morning. the nfl draft, the niners and raiders continue to make their selections. also, buster posey and the giants back home taking on the padres and more.
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eric hacker, he kept to a lead. pagan was a hero yesterday in cincinnati took up right where he left off. giants tied the padres in one apiece. the aformentioned eric hacker, pretty good debut. lots of runners on base. this hit put the padres up 3-1. then a three-run seventh inning strikeout. here comes buster posey. he's hitting .371, bringing the giants within a couple of runs. the former a has landed on his street in san diego and ends the game. padres 5 giants 1. aubrey huff will not be playing for a while as he battles anxiety, but he did release a statement and here's a quick little blush. my goal is to get back on
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thefield. as soon as possible. to do that, i have to focus on getting well. the oakland as have a better record than the giants. look out. jamiel weeks. everybody escapes and then in the second, eric stogliner hits a two-run homer. brandon mccarthy is going seven innings, allowing only seven runs. it's the first time in years the oakland as are over .500. they win in baltimore. the 49ers trotted up a member of their glory years to announce their pick. >> the san francisco 49ers are proud to select lamichael james, runningback, oregon.
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>> if you're a pac-12 fan, you know exactly the credentials of this young man. now he's going to compete with gore, hunter, and brandon jacobs. a little small at 5'9", 190, but he's incredibly quick. second round choice, lamichael james. an illinois product, excited to say the least, walked around the headquarters and soaked in the new surroundings. he'll be out here soon after graduating from college in may. >> well, i have not slept yet. i'm still up, but i'm just trying to embrace the moment. i'm very proud to be here in san francisco. i'm humble. i'm blessed. i'm honored to be here. i'm happy and excited and ready to get to work.
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>> the raiders were without a pick until round five. >> raider nation in the 2012 nfl draft, the oakland raiders select tony berkstrum. >> offensive lineman, .65 tackle. >> thanks, gary. better have other options if you need to get in and out of the city from the north bay. here's another look at the projects going on at the approach to the golden gate bridge. we'll have a live update coming up in just a few minutes. ♪
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well under way. doyle will continue to be closed until 5:00 on monday morning. we have, of course, complete coverage for you this morning and to get you more news faster, we'll turn to jackie sisal who's live at the construction site with an update on how things are looking. jackie? >> reporter: they're progressing right on schedule, almost 12 hours into the first shift and you can see a tremendous amount of work has already been done out here. multiple large machinery out here working simultaneously to take down this 75-year-old structure. you can see it going on right now. you can see some of the old overpasses that have already been taken down. they started work last night at 8:00 p.m. and they will continue all the way through for the next almost 60 hours as they attempt to get this taken down and the new roadway opened back up by 5:00 a.m. on monday. this is a huge undertaking. they say they have this thing
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planned down to the very minute. every 15 minutes they check in to see the status to make sure they're still on time. you can see all the work that's going on out here. the big news is obviously this is going to cause major traffic delays. this is a huge artery in and out of san francisco for people who live in the north bay and the best advice is stay away. try to avoid this area at all costs, if you can. if you don't have to be down here, try not to come down here because it's just going to gum things up. take other routes into the city, if you can. take the ferry, take mass transit. people can still come down here and ride their bikes and stuff and even cars can come down here, but they're encouraging people not to come down here. dust oppression is a big issue with this construction. they have the folks out here with water constantly pouring it on the site to make sure dust is not an issue.
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you can see another unit working over here. seems like it's working well so far. it's tremendously loud out here and there's dust in the air, but they were moving at a breakneck speed. i was told they could take down one of these sections, one every ten minutes. unbelievable work. >> they're going quickly. you touched on the dust and the noise. it's one thing a lot of people in the area were worried about. you talked a little bit about the fact that it's noisy. can you tell us what it's like to be standing out there dealing with the noise? >> well, it's like standing in a construction zone times ten. you have about 40 of these machines like this working simultaneously. not only that, you have these dump trucks coming and going with the debris. you can see the amount of debris. that's another issue. taking down the structure is one thing, getting that debris out is another. they're working hand in hand as
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one crew takes down the structure. there's another crew over here taking the debris and moving it out. it's like a ballet of huge equipment out here working. there's some dust in the air. i have to tell you. one of the things they did, marty, before this whole part of the project started, there was a sidewalk that ran along doyle right there. they had pipe that had asbestos on it. so they took that out before they started the major demolition. so when this project started, that asbestos didn't go airborne. they want to make sure all of this concrete that's being taken out right now, that it doesn't just go up into the air. they're constantly putting water on it. it's almost impossible to keep it to zero. >> that's a lot of concern for people in the area, especially those who have respiratory
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issues. good to touch on that and bring us up to date on that. we'll check in with you later in the morning. that's jackie sisal reporting live from the doyle approach. the work we're talking about is happening along san francisco's northern edge. you can see the golden gate bridge marked there in the background. right now cal trans is about halfway through a multibillion dollars effort to remove the approach known as doyle drive and replace it with a safer roadway. the next step in this project is to demolish what's left of doyle drive, basically everything marked in red. while that is happening, traffic will need to be rerouted onto a temporary detour which is seen in green. as you can see, the existing roadway is blocking the path of the planned detour. so what's already beginning to happen right now and throughout the weekend is that cal trans
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is going to demolish these sections of the old roadway, clearing the the path for the detour. >> that's kron 4's pam weil reporting. now, you can take the bay bridge that promises to be a popular route. or the san rafael bridge. highway 1 will put you onto the golden gate bridge or you can ditch your car altogether and take the golden gate transit ferry as giants fans did on monday night. >> i was a little afraid it was going to be horrible coming home from the game, so, yeah, i'm taking the ferry. >> no way will i deal with that traffic coming home. >> absolutely, why not a relaxing ride on the ferry to see a giants game today, better yet, a giants win. >> just a reminder, we have
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this special s set up online. we have a slide show. we have links to other sites as well. all you have to do is log onto kron4.com. we want to take a live look outside this morning. it's one of the possible outlets for you. it's the san mateo bridge. >> good morning. this is a live look at walnut creek, and it is sunny out there. we're expecting a gorgeous weekend. currently temperatures are in the low 60s, still clinging to the upper 40s in santa rosa and about 47 currently in napa, but the afternoon is going to be a nice one. 80 degrees in napa and concord. 67 degrees expected for downtown san francisco today. upper 70s through antioch and livermore. we're going to see mid to upper 70s in the south bay today. it's going to be a gorgeous
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day, gorgeous day for a baseball game. padres versus giants. start time is 6:05. temperatures are going to be ranging from the low 60s and we could see clouds roll in in the evening, but we're expecting mostly clear, mild, breezy conditions. we're going to take a quick break, but we'll be back in just a bit.
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it was an unsettling twist in the case against accused serial killer meso. he was allowed to view four pairs of panty hose that were found on a of women he's accused of killing. meso made that request to view the evidence, but he'll not be allowed to touch it. he's accused of killing women between 1977 and 1984.
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oakland police are warning residents about a rise in robberies in the city's food district. the most recent one happened thursday near international boulevard. that's where two thieves robbed a man. friday police were canvassing the area, warning people about the crimes. >> we've seen increase in street robberies later. >> when we look at robberies across the city, the majority of the robberies are occurring in this area. >> what we're looking at is about from freeway 880 north up to about 39th avenue. >> and then from 33rd avenue over to about 42nd avenue s. >> this is an area where we see individuals who carry cash and others carry a large amount of cash. some are predominantly hispanic. >> we have flyers in spanish and english. we've had a variety of descriptions of our suspects. it's been from women and men,
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caucasian, african-american, hispanic. >> oakland police are recommending people get debit cards, which do not require a bank account. this serves as an alternative to carrying large amounts of cash. we're going to explain why a popular detergent is raising concerns about cancer. we'll have that story coming up as we take a live look outside. this time around, the popular alternate route for a lot of people this weekend, the bay bridge. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 7:46 this weekend. kron 4 weekend. hardly any traffic on the bay bridge. so far this morning, not a lot of traffic. let's go ahead and get the
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forecast. >> thank you, marty. sunny skies. you can see low clouds out there but lots of blue skies. it's breezy. you can see those leaves are blowing in the wind. we've starting the morning with mostly clear conditions. afternoon is going to be sunny and nice and even warmer temperatures tomorrow. so taking a look at current conditions, about 50 degrees in vallejo. upper 50s for santa rosa and about 51 in san jose. let's jump into the afternoon high. it's going to be a beautiful day in the south bay. 76 for san jose, 70 degrees expected for morgan hill. mid-70s through cupertino and as we push up to the inland areas, going to see similar conditions there. may see 80s there. concord, 77 degrees. 78 degrees expected for pleasantton and cooler on east bayshores, low 70s through
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alameda and cooler on the coast today. 62 for ocean beach. 69 in daley city. then we're going to finish it off in the north bay about 80 degrees in sonoma and mid-70s through san rafael as well as mill valley. your 7-day forecast around is bay is showing us warmer temperatures tomorrow and then a cooling trend kicking off the workweek and into the midweek and temperatures may rebound on thursday, but we could see showers in the north bay on thursday. time now is 7:47. we're headed back to marty. happy to tell you this, gas prices are down. it's the 3.82 national average that's down a penny. the state average in california, 4.16 and then in the bay area, a little more
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expensive in that. san francisco, 4:27. san jose, 4.15. in the north bay, santa rosa's average is $4.15. the wedlands along california's coast today, efforts to save a dolphin. it got separated from its family and is swimming by itself in shallow water. the fear is it will beach itself and suffocate in the mud. they don't want to agitate the powerful animal. that could put them in harm's way. well, tide detergent may do more than clean your clothes. it could expose you to a cancer forming chemical. the environmental protection agency says it may cause cancer in lab rats. they've asked proctor & gamble to change the formula in tide,
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but a company toxicologist is saying the amount of the chemical in tide is well below the safety risk level. much more ahead for you on kron 4 weekend. we'll have cameras everywhere along the race, keeping up with elite runners, as well as capturing the wild costumes as thousands of people make their way from the bay to the breakers. it's a san francisco tradition you don't want to miss. that's sunday morning, may 20 may 20th right here on kron 4. just in time for this year's race, kron 4 is giving away a big screen tv. we've got details on how to enter this contest. >> 46-inch flat screen tv, which is exactly what we're giving away. now, to enter you have to go to the kron 4 facebook fan page.
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click on this icon right at the top of the page. very important. in order to enter the contest, you have to like kron 4 on our facebook page. witness you've entered the contest, go to kron4.com and enter the special section of the race. there you can see last year's cool costumes, and we want your photos of you getting your costume ready. there's information on this page on how to send in your photos. remember, kron 4 will bring you the race from start to finish. we'll have cameras throughout the course, keeping up with i lit runners and capturing all those wild costumes. it's a tradition you do not want to miss. watch it sunday morning, may 20 may 20th on kron 4.
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well, you may have heard about your editions to the
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latest pizza, hot dogs and cheeseburgers in the crust. americans are now getting in on it. >> america's statuses a haven for junk food. it's under attack. >> hail, pizza hut's royal masterpiece. >> the new crown crust pizza, made with perfectly grilled minicheese burgers, nestled in golden crowned crust. >> maybe if you're drunk. >> that looks delicious. >> bring it here, pizza hut. >> i would definitely try it. >> well, you can't because it's only available in the middle east and that other delicacy you heard about a few weeks ago, easy for him to sneer. he lives in britain where hot dog pizza crust is now available, but not in the u.s. >> wow in the crust. >> looks good. i like it. >> i like it. >> it does nothing for me.
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>> that's good because you can't have it. south korea got its version years ago. so did japan. so did portugal. hotting toes may be as american as baseball, but the u.s. is being left behind as pizza hut is pushing the envelope of eatability elsewhere. >> we must reclaim the thrown by cramming hot dogs into every food. to think that just a few years ago, mad tv was mocking america's pizza prowess. that was practically prophetic. all that's missing is the bucket. but the chicken fillet crust is another topic they're introducing in the middle east.
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for now, there's no need. >> if you order it with the hot dog stuffed crust, you have to pay more for health care. >> pizza hut says there are no plans to bring either the hot dog or cheeseburger crust to the united states. although due to the overwhelming response, we may consider it. in the meantime, can i just have a hot dog without the bun. americans are just going to have to resort to make your own hot dog pizza crust. being denied all those calories and fat, it's like an arrow to america's heart. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> enjoy your breakfast. coming up, we'll have more on the closure to the approach to the golden gate bridge. we'll take a look at the work that's going on live and we'll talk to a spokesperson on the project. we'll get an update on how things are going. ♪
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things are on schedule right now. the roads were closed on schedule, and then all this demolition started on time and is proceeding as planned. >> i wonder if you can tell us
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if there's a monetary incentive for the company doing the demolition work to finisherly. >> you know, with this contract, 57 hours is the goal to complete monday at 5 a.m. it is very tight. so there's no specific hourly incentive to my knowledge. we're keeping our eye on the process and we'll keep everybody posted. at this point there's not a lot of off-haul. they have a lot of work to do on site. mostly they're moving the debris out of the way, and they're focusing on building up the roadway. after the bulk of the processing and recycling.
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>> live from the golden gate project. thanks for spending time with us. we'll be checking back in. we want to give you a graphic of the closure. there's no access to 101 from marina to richardson. the golden gate bridge is open this weekend, but if you choose to take the bridge, be ready for major delays. our team coverage continues with a closer look at what happened or did not happen when doyle drive was shut down last night. >>reporter: instead of congestion, the drive in and out of golden gate turned out light. in fact, some say even lighter than a typical friday. >> we came from the north into the city thinking we were going to avoid traffic. there was no traffic at al . >> it wouldn't as bad as i
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thought. >>reporter: with doyle drive, the approach to the golden gate bridge closed, drivers had to u.s. highway one as a detour to get in and out of the city. not a whole lot of cars on highway one of the many believe drivers got the message and stayed home. >> the information was passed out so many times. >>reporter: very few cars parked here, almost empty. >> this is the first time i think we've been here and could find parking without any issue. >> enjoy the view without anybody. >>reporter: to get around the construction, the bay bridge remains optional, but officials
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expecting an increase in traffic this weekend. they say additional toll takers will not be added today. traffic is usually backing up around 11:00 in the morning on weekends, so that would be a good time to avoid getting on the bay bridge if you can. also heavy traffic expected around 4 p.m. for the giants game at 6:00. ferry service might be the best bet for travel between the north bay and san francisco. you could take the ferry to the ferry plaza in san francisco and then take public transit or simply walk to the ballpark this evening. we're going to be monitoring the doyle drive closure all weekend long. coming up on "newsweek" end we'll explain what's being done while this approach is closed this weekend, so stay with us on air and online as we keep you updated on every step of
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the construction project. all right. we want to turn our attention to weather because it's going to be a beautiful weekend around the bay area . >> we could seacoast al fog and clouds in the evening hours, but current conditions still low 50s in san francisco and san jose, but mid-50s in santa rosa. low 50s through napa. pretty warm, especially in places like napa and fairfield, all getting to the 80s, and then about low 70s
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along the shores. 72 for richmond, 69 for downtown san francisco. a little cooler on the bay, and then upper 70s on the south bay. i'll have your full week ahead coming up in the next forecast, but for now still ahead on news weekend, an arrest has been made on the hit-and-run that injured two bicyclists, and we'll have an update. plenty of sunshine, traffic moving nice and easy this early saturday morning. we'll be right back.
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police have made an arrest in a case of two bicyclists hit that happened wednesday afternoon. officials say that the driver reported his car as stolen to oakland police after the crash. police arrested him on charges of possession of heroin,
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ammunition, felony hit-and-run and probation violation. now a closer look at the video. >>reporter: two guys were riding bikes in berkley, and the bike rider behind this one actually has a camera mount onto his bike. you can see the wheel there, handlebars there. they're on tunnel road near the entrance to highway 24. you can see they're clearly on the shoulder, not in a lane of traffic and a car plows into them. both men fall. fortunately somehow they're okay. the car drifted over, and then right there sideswipes the rider. you can see right there as it passes, the car's license plate. . >> police say the suspect's car was found at an oakland hotel. police are looking for any witnesses that might have seen
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anything in this case. a reward increase announcement expected this morning from the family of missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar. the amount stands at $10,000 to bring the teen home safely. she went missing on her way to school back on march 16. investigators have since classified her disappearance as a kidnapping. the sheriff's office and hundreds of volunteers have been combing areas near her home. the class kids foundation also helping with that search effort. still ahead, we'll explaining why police want to get ahold of your prescription drugs today. we'll take a live look outside at the bay bridge. plenty of sunshine and a beautiful day around the bay. we'll be right back.
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everything is on schedule according to those on the bridge project, and here with the forecast is joan. >> you can see mostly clear, lots of sunshine this morning. we're expecting a gorgeous day, so we're starting the day with mostly clear skies and light winds. we're going to see mostly sunny conditions, but could see fog and low clouds build along the coastline, and then tomorrow is going to be even warmer than today. taking a look at current conditions, about 53 degrees in santa rosa, already 56 in san francisco. we're going to see 70s and even 80s, so a gorgeous day.
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76 in san jose, a warmer 78 degrees in livermore, but a little cooler in areas. not ideal beach weather, but 80 degrees for napa. mid 70s expected. warmer conditions tomorrow expected, then a little bit of a cooldown as we start the workweek, could even see a chance of showers for the north bay on thursday. traveling with chaperons and no drinking are new rules for the secret service in the wake of the prostitution scandal. they're not allowed to take foreigners to their hotel rooms and chaperons will accompany
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agents on some trips as well. the secret service director is urging agents to consider their conduct through the lens of the past several weeks. today is national drug prescription take back day, including right here in the bay area, police accepting unwanted or expired medication. the majority of drug abuse comes from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. drugs not accepted are liquid meds, needles, inhalers or patch medication. marijuana and methamphetamine are also not expected. all you have to do is log onto the website for drop off sites. check under news links. a memorial for one of the seven people killed in the university massacre earlier this month. students just recently returned to calm puss since the first time since the shooting rampage.
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police in san jose investigating the standoff that lasted several hours friday that involved a fatal stabbing. early friday morning the s.w.a.t. team sounded a home in san jose's rose garden neighborhood where a man was found stabbed to death outside. the victim has so far been identified only as a man in his 50s. so far no arrests, but several people are being detained for questioning. >>reporter: a neighbor who does not want his identity known watched as the s.w.a.t. team tried to get the man hold up in this house at the corner of cleveland and forest to
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surrender. >> all morning long telling him to come out. they were yelling through the loudspeakers. >>reporter: the drama began when someone inside the house called 911 to report that a man had been stabbed outside. the man later died at the hospital, but when police moved in to question one of the occupants of the house, the situation escalated. >> suddenly for unknown reasons he closed the door and locked himself in the house and told them he didn't want to talk to them any longer and he was not going to cooperate. >>reporter: having already learned there were fire arms in the house, the s.w.a.t. team was called in and the neighborhood was sealed off. three area schools were under orders to shelter in place. neighbors say there was a lot of commotion at the house and that the two brothers that lived there were always quarter recalling. >> there was always something going on over there.
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they just lived their own life and did what they wanted to do. >>reporter: police tossed a phone through the window and called for hours, called in the bomb squad and considered the robot until finally he surrendered. it's time to check in with henry. consider is octopus. the octopus is brilliant so says our next guest. we can also learn a lot from ground squirrels and centipedes. why we can be safer if we pay attention to nature. coming up.
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i've seen octopuses, and they don't seem bright. >> it turns out they are very intelligent, and they've got a great brain. but if they're swimming over a coral reef, i'm to turn reddish pink, but rather all their skin cells are at work individually looking at their changing environment and responding to it, and that gives the octopus as a whole camouflage. >> so i don't know how to do that. >> we can shift from what we
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usually do, have a small group of experts tell everyone else what they need to do, and we need to shift to where we say, hey, here's the problems we're facing. who among all of you can solve that problem from your own perspective. when we do that, we get a lot of different perspectives, a lot of different ways of solving a problem just like nature has allots has lots of ways to do that. >> you're saying diversification of effort and skills. >> absolutely. >> as the octopus does, but we have to do it more on a huge level. >> eventually, but we can start small anywhere we work, at our own office, shift and get really good responses and whole new ways of thinking about problems. >> what other animals can we learn from in. >> we can learn from just about
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the whole swath because they've been surviving in an unpredictable world. >> for example? >> i like ground squirrels. actually, they communicate with their predators in their predators' own language. they make alarm calls to hawks and coyotes, and that tells that predator, i know you're looking at me and can't sneak up. snakes don't hear, but they actually pop up their tail. if that snake is a rattlesnake, they heat up their tail as well because they see in infrared. >> once again, i can't heat up my tail what do i learn from that? >> we can learn to understand better what our our adversaries are thinking.
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>> learning from the octopus, what a fascinating read. thank you very much. you'll be appearing at the commonwealth club, the website learning from the octopus.com. i notice you have all your arms diversified. >> they're turning different colors. thank you. still ahead, we're watching the demolition of the old approach to the golden gate bridge. we're keeping an eye on it and we'll have a live update coming up in a couple minutes.
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good morning. welcome back. we've been reporting on the approach to the godden gate bridge, doyle drive shut down this weekend. taking a look at the traffic
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and the work that started last week. it will be closed until 5:00 monday morning. we have complete coverage this saturday morning, and to get you more news fast, we want to turn now to our solo reporter, jacque reporting live from the demolition project. jacque, still full speed ahead, right? >>reporter: definitely, marty. a little over 12 hours into the project, and they've made a tremendous amount of progress. this is going to go to monday at 5 a.m., or at least that's the hope. so far they've taken down a huge amount of the structure already. they still have a lot of work to do. eventually i'm being told that 65,000 tons of debris will be generated once this is down.
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they're working in two 12 hour shifts, only 60 hours to actually complete the entire job, so working at break neck speed. what's going to happen to all of this debris? you can see machines working on it right now. the concrete is going to be crushed and separated from the steel and all that is going to be recycle. another concern is the dust out here, constantly spraying water on the project. the epa is constantly monitoring the air. how is it going to affect traffic? so far down here it hasn't affected the runners at all.
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the best thing to do is avoid it. stay away from the area, because not only is it a traffic area, but it's loud, dusty and not a great place to be. they say to take alternative routes. they have a long way to go, but already a lot done. >> thank you, and we'll be checking in throughout the morning. the alert has been out. it is out now. a lot of people know about this, but there's a large group of people in maroon county that will head into san francisco tonight because it's prom night. school administrators are concerned, but working on a strategy to make sure that the kids don't miss this important
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event. >>reporter: the school principal has a battle plan for the prom. he will get in early and set up shop to direct students around any traffic tie-ups. >> i've got a phone and i pad and laptop, and we'll be using whichever has the best reception. >>reporter: did you try and move prom when you found out about this? >> we wish we had that option, but we plan a year ahead of time. >> i wish they had scheduled it at a different time. >>reporter: many students say they're not happy about the demolition colliding with prom, but are adjusting plans accordingly. >> we are planning to leave an hour earlier. this year we're leaving at six instead of seven. >>reporter: this group says they wouldn't consider not going, but say the whole ordeal
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is a bit daunting. >> should have rescheduled it. it's so soon, and nobody's prepared. >> well, let's take a look at alternate routes they might want to think about to get around the construction. there's the bay bridge or richmond or geary boulevard across the park presidio which becomes highway one, which will put you onto the golden gate bridge. what a lot of people are doing are ditching the car altogether and taking the golden gate transit ferry. a lot of drivers thought it was going to be a nightmare getting home, but that wasn't the case at least last night in the north bay. i want to remind you that we have a special section set up online on the doyle drive closure, including video and a
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slide show, and we also have links to other sites as well. all you have to do is log onto kron4.com. we want to start talking about the weather because it is worth talking about this weekend. beautiful view from the roof cam here in san francisco. blue skies, sunshine and mild temperatures, sounds like a perfect day. >> absolutely right. i'm excited for the weekend. it's going to be beautiful. we could seacoast al fog, but this is the view, mostly clear skies, some fog sitting over the bay. temperatures warming up nicely. mostly nifties 50s, 54 in san francisco and about mid-50s for hayward, mountain view, currently 53 in napa. as for the afternoon highs, let's take a look. it's going to be gorgeous today, 80 degrees in napa and fairfield and concord, about 77 expected in santa rosa.
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for those of you heading to the giants game, mostly clear, mild, and breezy. we're going to have the full forecast in a bit, but for now, marty. let's go ahead and talk about gas prices because they're down again this morning both here in california and across the country. it's the 12th straight day that prices have dropped. the national average $3.82, down a penny compared to friday. the state average is $4.16. of course in the bay area, it's a bit more. in san francisco $4.27, san jose, $4.15. in oakland, $4.14. still ahead, protesters on the east bay occupying a farm.
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yeah, a farm. we'll explain when when come back as we take a live look outside.
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in albany a group of protesters continue to occupy land, planning a series of activities this weekend. last weekend the group started protesting at the site that's known as the gill tract. organizers believe the university plans to sell the land to private investors to build a grocery store and parking lot, but officials from the university say it will continue to be used as an open lab. sunday will mark the 20 year anniversary of the los angeles riots after police
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officers were acquitted. three days of rioting followed including assault, arson and murder. in the end 55 people were killed, more than 2300 injured. property damage estimated at $1 billion. straight ahead the bay area getting lots of attention, especially those that love cars. a new application called cherry, we'll tell you what it's about and take a live look outside at the bay bridge. we'll be right back. sweetheart. we need to talk.
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conditions, light winds. afternoon mostly sunny and nice, and we're expecting even warmer temperatures tomorrow. so taking a look at temperatures warming up nicely, already in the 60s in napa, mid- 50s along the coast. slightly cooler on the east bay shores getting about low 70s, 73 expected in union city and even cooler along the coast. 76 degrees expected in palo alto and finishing off with 80s
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in sonoma, napa and fairfield. it looks like things are going to warm up tomorrow and cool off a bit as you start your work week. there's a chance for showers on thursday for areas. back to news, rescuers returning to the wetlands along california's southern coast today in hopes of saving a way ward dolphin. that dolphin got separated from its family and is swimming around by itself in shallow water. the concern of course is that the dolphin will beach itself and suffocate in the mud. rescuers are hoping that it will find its way out on its own. the bay area startup is bringing the car wash to you.
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>> cherry is the car wash that comes here. you can check in on our website or your mobile happen happen and we'll send somebody out to wash your car so you don't have to worry about it. >> they're base in the san francisco and bring car washes to people in the bay area. this is not a new idea. car wash services that come to you have been around, so what makes cherry so different? well, a few things. one, their business is based on using modern technology. customers use a smart phone happen and texting to make it happen in real time. others make you make an appointment. cherry is real time so you can order a car wash any time and they'll get to your location in around 20 minutes. cherry charges a flat $30 fon exterior and interior detailing, a one hour thorough wash, a great deal for a detailed car wash. they'll text you when they're close to arriving, when they
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arrive and send you another text when they're done. if you don't want to leave your car unlocked, they'll text you to come out and unlock it. this is how you order a wash. you confirm your location, put in your car model and type and put in your information and order a wash. you can cancel at any time and no fee. >> you have a chance to do other things that are more productive like spending time with your family or other chores in general. well, plans are in the works to make a movie about the eccentric millionaire sara winchester. legend has it that sara was convinced she was being haunted by spirits, so until her death she built a massive house in san jose to a piece the
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spirits. it has 160 rooms, miles of twisting hallways with secret passage ways and walls, and if it all works out filming will start the beginning of next year. it's 8:49 this saturday morning, time to check in with henry. >> this is a spring tea and we've got a secret. it's three soups in one. we'll explain from the lady who wrote the book soup of the day coming up on kron4 news weekend. we'll bring you the race from start to finish and the craziness in between. we'll have cameras everywhere along the course and keep you up to date with the elite runners and capture the costumes as people make their way from the bay to the
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breakers. it's a san francisco tradition you don't want to miss may 20 right here on kron4. i'm really going to miss you.
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kate claims she can do three different soups in three minutes. >> i'm going to take one soup and show you how incredibly versatile soup can be which makes it easy for us at home. >> the secret in this is
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toppings. >> absolutely. the soup we've made is spring pea and mint soup. it's just a great basic weekday dinner. i'm going to top it off with a little of extra basil. is that not the best way to get kids to eat their veggies, i don't know what it is. there goes my grilled cheese. >> the soup too. >> we're going to show you a great way to do spring entertaining. in this case i've actually chill had the pea soup and i'm going to pour it directly into tiny shot glasses. >> what a great way to serve it. >> it's such a conversation starter. i'm going to top it off and finish it just because it looks so cute with a tiny little chive bit. >> let's see.
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>> you can sip it. we'll save that for the ta later, and this is sort of an elegant dinner party, a little unexpected. if we do the garnish on top, mushrooms, and caramel lized them a little bit in olive oil and butter, place those right in the middle. then i'm going to take extra virginia olive oil and just give this a tiny bit of a little swirl. >> is that just for artistic purposes, or is it going to affect the flavor. >> it's both. it brings a luxurious creamy texture, and this is when you want to use your more expensive nicer olive oil to finish it
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off. beautiful. >> it is. while i'm tasting this, can you quickly tell us about the concept of seasonality in this book because 365 soups, one for each day of the year. >> it really does take your food to a new level, cooking with the seasons. if you cook what's at the farm right now, it will take so much better. not only that, it's going to look better. the colors pop when things are in season. and perhaps the best part about it, it's a a little bit easier on your pocketbooks. >> the book is called "soup of the day." 365 recipes for every day of the year. you go through it, and the pictures alone will make you drool. they certainly are beautiful.
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thank you. we're going to take a break. before we take a break, let's go back to particularity sitting there waiting to say something. >> thank you, henry. we're going to tell you what's coming up. we're going to have an update on the massive construction project underway as you approach the golden gate bridge. we take a live look at the site now. they're entering the 13th hour of work, and we'll have an update when we come back.
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>> the project managers, the chp, caltrans, they all say the same thing, if you can avoid the area. take the bay bridge. take mass transit. take the ferry. do anything but try to dry into this area for the next couple of days. obviously, you can see this is a huge artery in and out of the city and they want to make sure they keep it open and traffic doesn't become a big issue. the big issue, are they gonna make it -- 5:00 a.m. on monday, that's the time frame. that's the -- if they don't get this thing opened by monday at 5:00 a.m., they are really gonna have a headache. they are monitoring this project literally, every 15 minutes to make sure they are
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on track. >> yeah, there is a lot riding on that 5:00 a.m. reopening come monday. looking at that construction reminds me of the demolition of the cypress structure back in 1989 following the earthquake, seeing all of that and hearing those noises, once again. our team coverage about continue. we take a closer look at what happened or what actually did not happen when doyle drive was closed down. [no audio] >> well, we are having problems with that video. we will try to get that back for you. want to tell you about ways to get around construction. the bay bridge is an option. officials are expecting a increase of traffic there this weekend. they say that additional ferry
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services will be available. transit officials say the number of ferries will be double between lux burke and sausalito. there are ferries that will take the punishes to at&t park to the giants' game but we understand those tickets are already sold out. you could take the ferry or walk to the ballpark. we'll continue to monitor this all weekend long. i want to remind you to stay with us on the air and online as we keep you updated on every step of the construction project. how about if we turn to weather and take a look at the
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san mateo bridge? and here to give us a look is marti. >> it's already beautiful outside. we're starting out the morning with mostly clear conditions. in the afternoon, it will be sunny and warm compared to yesterday and then we could see some fog and low clouds roll in along the coast this evening. but let's take a look at temperatures. they are warming up nicely, already about 59 degrees in san jose. 60 in concord. 59 currently in santa rosa. hayward is 58 degrees. 54 in half moon bay and 57 degrees in napa. let's take a look at those afternoon highs t will be a nice day in the south bay. mid-70s in los gatos. 61 degrees in half moon bay. 71 in antioch. as we push the map into the north bay, we'll see warmer conditions there. 80 for napa, fairfield and concord and 69 for downtown san
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francisco. we'll have your full forecast coming up but for now we'll take a quick break.
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the man believed to have been the last man who helped build the golden gate bridge has died. he was just 17 when he got a job working on the span. he did concrete work beginning in 1933. he had hoped to attend the golden gate bridge's 75th anniversary on may 27th. but his health deteriorated this spring and he never recovered. in other news -- police have made an arrest in a days involving two bicyclists who were hit by a driver in berkeley. that incident was caught on camera, as you see here. the suspect's name is michael mcdoglia and officials say he reported his car stolen to the oakland police after the crash. police arrested him on charges of po session of -- possession
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heroin, all munition, felony hit and run and probation violation. an award increase announcement is expected from the family of sierra lamar. right now the reward stands at $10,000 to bring the teen home safely. investigators have classified her disappearance as a kidnapping. the sheriff's office and hundreds of volunteers have been combing areas near her home. the klaas kids foundation is also helping out with that effort. and coming up -- an attempted kidnapping in san francisco is under investigation. we'll have an update for you. and we're take a live look outside at the bay bridge. plenty of sunshine around the bray. we'll be right back.
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9:15 this saturday morning. take a look at that view from mount tam. just gorgeous. we should have a beautiful weekend on tap weatherwise.
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>> beautiful indeed, it's gonna be really nice this weekend. this live view from walnut creek. you can see a lot of sunshine out there. we're starting the morning with mostly clear conditions. some light winds. the afternoons will be mostly sunny and nice. could see some coastal fog and then tomorrow it will be even warmer. so taking a look at current conditions, 60 in napa. mid-50s through vallejo. 65 in in fairfield. 55 in daly city, about upper 50s through the south bay. and by about 10:00 we'll see widespread 60s indicated by the green color on your screen. and the afternoon highs will be topping out into the 60s, 70s and 80s. so we'll see those microclimates in play. for those of you heading out this evening, we'll see 50s for the north bay and 60s for the south bay and the widespread 50s in the overnight hours. let's take a look at those numbers. 75 degrees for los gatos.
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76 expected in san jose. about 72 degrees expected for hayward. and then in the north bay, we could see some 80s thoughter. 80 for napa, fairfield and concord. 69 for san francisco and 77 degrees expected for santa rosa. your seven-day around the bay, we're expecting warmer conditions, maybe cooler along the coast and then a cooling trend kicking in on monday. we could see some afternoon sunshine and even a chance of showers for the north bay by thursday. pack to you. >> thank you. traveling with chaperones and no drinking. those are just two of the rules for secret service agents in the wake of that scandal. agents cannot drink alcohol within ten hours of going to duty. and they are not allowed to take foreigners to their hotel roms and chaperones will accompany agents on some trips.
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in bay area news this saturday morning, a memorial this evening for doris, one of the seven people killed in the oikos university massacre earlier this month. students recently returned to the campus after that shooting rampage. nursing classes will be held at unitech college in fremont once they are arrived by the -- approved by the state. san francisco police are on the lookout for a man who tried to kidnap a girl on her way to school as she walked in the engelside district. the suspect is in his early 20s, around 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds. our reporter spoke to the victim and her friends about the incident. >> yeah, they said this guy tried to steal this little girl. >> reporter: news about an attempted kidnapping has spread
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quickly through the ingleside district of san francisco. >> she was walking. someone grabbed her. >> reporter: when that happened on thursday morning, the 16- year-old was less than a block away from her school. san francisco christian school, there was a struggle. the man said she was coming from him but she broke free and ran for help. friends of that teenager say she never expected for something like this to happen on the way to school but she is doing better. >> i felt a little guilty that i wasn't there that -- that i wasn't there that day. >> she's doing well. she's a little bit better now. we always try to be there for her and try to help her out. >> a sketch of the would-be kidnapper was released friday afternoon. he's described as having bushy hair and a thin mustache. those living in the neighborhood say they just don't feel comfortable. >> i have a lot of little ones. i won't let them out of my
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sight anymore. usually they are by themselves but not anymore. >> reporter: i have seen a lot of police officers and they tell me they are working a couple of leads. i also talked to the victim and i said did they grab your backpack and try to grab you and she said no, they grabbed me. j.r. stone, kron4 news. it's 9:19 this saturday morning. that means it's henry time. >> no, it's billy sharp time. billy sharp has written a book about better home keeping. the idea is how to save money, how to be ecological. we'll explain -- coming up on kron4 news weekend.
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behold the lemons, lemons and lavender that's the name of the book by billy sharp. billy sharp, the author of
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"lemons and lavender" the ecoguide for better home keeping. thank you for joining us. what can you do to a lemon and be more ecological and save money. >> well, the first thing i would suggest is make some lemon bars and make some delicious cakes. and if your white laundry is looking a little dingy, then i would suggest you take a lemon, slice it up, put it in a cooking pot, boil it for ten minutes, take it outside, hang it on the line and let the sun do the rest of the whitening. >> it will be whiter and your clothing will taste better. [ laughter ] >> what about lavender? what can you do with lavender? >> i would say if you are gonna have one essential oil in the house, have lavender. you can use it in a defuser. it's also great if your kids or
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yourself cut yourself. it's a natural disinfectant and it will clean the wounds and it will help the wounds heal without scarring. >> so use it as an essential oil. >> yes. >> now, you talk about -- i'm just shocked. you talk about something called a naked lady party as being ecological. so naturally, we all want to know about that, a naked lady party, the kind you write in the book. >> okay. i i'll stick to the text. naked lady parties are where a group of friends get together and go through their closets and anything they haven't worn for a while or they are fed up with wearing, they take along and they swap things out. so there is a little nakedness because you leave were a new outfit and i have to tell you 50% of what i'm wearing today came from one of those parties. >> you are kidding?
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>> no, my my parents and my shirt -- my pants and my shirt. one piece is tight on someone, is loose on another. there's a lot of stuff out there that's great to recycle and use. >> so the book is called lemons and lavender but it should be called lemons and lavender and vinegar. vinegar is a big deal. can you explain why? >> well, i would say if you were gonna buy one thing to clean your house, buy -- by vinegar iannotti it for glass, use it for surfaces -- buy vinegar. use it for glass, use it for surfaces. my whole thing as a mom is to have a house that is not toxic and is cleaned without using
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toxic ingredients. >> yeah. >> and vinegar will do everything. vinegar is a great thing. don't be afraid of it. even on floors, i would use 50% vinegar, water, spray a wood floor and it's -- again, it's a natural disinfectant. add a couple of drops of lavender oil and it will be smelling sweet. >> "lemons and lavender -- the ecoguide to better homekeeping." and billy sharp will be appearing at 5:30 p.m. on may 3rd and may 5th and that's at 3:00 p.m. and may 8th -- you are a busy lady, that's at 11:00 a.m. and you can go to the website for more information. wow. interesting book. nice to meet you. >> thank you for having me, henry. marty? >> great tips. well, coming up on the news weekend -- it's 13 hours and counting.
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we'll have an update on the construction work that continues as they approach the bay bridge -- or the golden gate brame, rather -- bridge, rather. we'll have that when we come back.
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welcome back to kron4 news weekend. we've been reporting for you to some time now about the approach to the bay bridge. the doyle drive will be shut down this weekend. you are taking a live look at very little traffic on the golden gate bridge there on the left and then on the right is video of the work which is now into its 13th hour. doyle drive will be closed until 5:00 monday morning. we have complete coverage for you this morning. in order to get you more news faster, we want to turn to our solar reporter who has been at the construction site watching the proceeds for the past several hours -- proceedings for the past several hours. >> reporter: really the last several days as three prepare the project. marty, you said 13 hours. it's unbelievable what they've
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already accomplished out here. they are minute-by-minute monitoring the situation. they only have about 60 hours to complete this demolition. all 34 all, they say 6 -- all in all, they say 65,000 tons of debris will be coming down. you can see the deck has been taken off of this section. another section in front of me is completely gone and they are already starting to work on the roadway. eventually, this is where the new roadway will run as they complete the entire project. you can see workers working 12- hour shifts, about 200 of them out here working these shifts, nonstop until the project is done. what's gonna happen to the debris that i just talked about? most of it is gonna be recycled. the steel is gonna be melted down and reused. another concern, marty, that we've been talking about all morning long is air quality.
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obviously, that's a big concern for people. you can see they have these depression units. basically it's water being sprayed constantly on the project. they also have air monitors around the entire construction zone that are monitoring the air quality constantly, continuing -- conuously through the -- continuously through the project. the one thing we haven't talked about yet is traffic. no traffic on crissy field. you can see some of the traffic is getting -- they still recommend that -- that you avoid the area at all costs. it's loud, it's dusty, it's noisy and they want to get people rerouted around the area. they say avoid it if you can. but so far, 13 hours in, marty, it looks like the project is proceeding just about the way they planned it. >> and the one thing that you mentioned earlier is -- they
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check their progress how often? >> reporter: every 15 minutes. they know where they need to be in 15-minute intervals. they know what should be going on at that particular time. they've been planning this for over a year, just this part of the project. they have 60 hours. about 56 hours is what they have to complete this. so every minute, every second counts. if they find themselves off traffic at all, that becomes a concern. >> yeah, because they need to open at 5:00 a.m. on monday because thousands count on that bridge. thank you, jackie. why all of this work is being done and why traffic needed to be rerouted, here's more. >> reporter: the work we are talking about is happening along san francisco's northern edge. you can see the golden gate bridge marked there in the
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background. right now, caltrans is about halfway through a multi-year billion-dollar effort to remove the old approach to the bridge known as doyle drive and replace it with a roadway. the next step in this project is to -- is to demolish what's left. basically, everything marked in red. and while that is happening, traffic will need to be rerouted detour. so what's already beginning to happen right now and throughout the weekend is caltrans is gonna demolish these sections of the old road bey, clear, the path for the detour. >> you can take the bay bridge or the richmond san rafael bridge. also in san francisco, geary
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boulevard to park presidio and that will put you on highway 1 and on the bridge. and a lot of people are taking the ferry. these fans did this that northeast. >> i was a -- i was a little fray -- i was a little afraid it what gonna be just horrible. >> why not a relaxing ride on the ferry to see another giants' game today. better yet, a giants' win. >> well, they lost. they can try again. ehave a special section. it includes video and a slide show. we have a lot of thinks -- links. go to kron4.com. let's turn our attention to the weather, bau it's been just gorgeous around the bay area the last several days. and here to tell us more, hi,
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marti. >> good morning -- good morning. you can see it's looking really nice. temperatures are in the upper 50s and about the -- at about 60 in degrees concord and we'll see the upper 50s in hayward and mountain view. 60 degrees in walnut creek. it will be a beautiful day. 80 in napa, fairfield and condord. 77 expected for santa rosa. for those of you ifing to the giants' game. first pitch at 6:05. temperatures are gonna be in the 60s. it will be cooler and breezier. you will want to bring your agwith you. a wayward dolphin is stuck in a channel in southern california. we'll have video on that and
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the effort to move da dash to move him out. and or ways to get around the bridge closure this weekend, is the bay bridge
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an unsettling twist in the case of joseph naso. a marin county judge is allowing him to view pairs of pantyhose which were found on one of the women he is accused of killing. the hosery was found around various parts of the body of an 18-year-old. naso made the request to view the evidence but he will not be allow to the touch it. he's accused of killing four women between 1977 and 1994. he will be defending hill self in the trial which begins in november. oakland police are warning residents about a rise in robberies in the fruitvale district. the most recent one happened on thursday near 36th and
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international boulevard. that's where two thieves robbed the man. friday police were canvassing the area warning about the recent crimes. >> do you see an increase in street robberies? >> when we look at the robberies lately, the majority are occurring in this area. >> north 880 to 33rd avenue and then from 33rd avenue to 42nd avenue. this is an area where we see people carry cash and some individuals carry larger amounts of cash. most of our victims are dedominantly spanish. >> we are -- predominantly in spanish. >> we're passing out fliers today. it's been from women to men african-american hispanic. oakland police are recommends that merchants and residents look into getting a
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debit card. this serves an as an alternate to -- as an alternate to carrying cash. a wayward dolphin got separated from his family and is now swimming around by itself in shallow water. the concern is that the dolphin will beach itself and then suffocate in the mud. residents hope it will find its way out on its own. 9:42. this saturday morning, let's check in with henry. >> i'm here with pam lowry. she's a grandmother, a farmer, and now a midwife. she's led the fight to put a proposition on the ballot in november to requiring foods and it looks like she'll succeed. we'll talk to her about the controversy up.
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welcome back. how many signatures do you have? >> over 850,000. >> how many do you need to get this on the ballot? >> roughly about 560,000. >> not a politician and she set out to put a proposition on the ballot which would require the labeling of all genetically- modified foods. what inspiration -- how did this come about? you decided one day i'm mad as hell? >> well, basically, yeah. we've had poll after poll and -- polling people who say they want this food. 90% say yes and yet our government -- >> they -- >> they want it on the labeling. >> yes. >> the fda just got a million signatures asking for it, but still nothing has happened.
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>> it's very frustrating our electives and agencies are not taking care of us. >> you just set out on the road? >> this happened in january of 2011 because it takes a long time to build a grassroots movement. that's where it started is with me and i started to literally travel around the states. people on the ground were going, i will do it. i will do it. i will help and then finally, larger businesses and organizations consumer groups and stuff like that, all started join us -- all started joining us. >> the food industry states, look, you know, it's the job of the fda to regulate whether or not the food is safe, and really the evidence about genetically-modified food is a little dicey. so are you suggesting that the food is unsafe? >> no, not necessarily. i mean, we -- we label in --
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water. we label where the water comes from. we label where our clothes from. i don't understand why they want to be transparent about what they are doing. >> what's the status? it looks like it will be on the november ballot. >> yes. >> you have enough signatures. >> yes. we're extremely confident we'll be on the ballot. >> this is your first political endeavor? >> exactly. no funding, no experience, nothing. i believe it's time. >> you are quite a story. you can meet pam would really is not a force to be reckoned with. she will be at the expedition center in san francisco. she will be speaking tomorrow, sunday, and -- at 4:30. >> yes. >> you can go to
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newlivingexpo.com and by the way, the author "men are from mars, women are from venus" will be there. we're gonna have him on our program tomorrow. back to you. >> thank you. tide detergent may expose you to a cancer-causing chemical. this is aid cord, to the "new york times." the environmental protection agency fines the chemical may cause cancer in lab hats. the groups are -- the groups are asking procter & gamble to change the formula but the amount of the chemical in tide is well below the safety risk level. all right. let's talk about the weather this saturday morning. beautiful start to the day in san francisco. and in many spots around the bay area. plenty of sunshine and blue skies and here to tell us all about it -- >> thank you, marty. this is a live look from the
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golden gate bridge. it's gorgeous out there. it will be a beautiful weekend. we're starting off the morning with mostly clear conditions. by the you, it will be mostly sunny, nice and warmer. let's take a look at current conditions, 62 degrees in napa. mid-60s in fairfield. low os in san francisco. daly city, sitting in the mid- 50s. 76 from milpitas to santa clara. 72347 morgan hill. mid-70s from los lat -- from los gatos. east bay will be a little bit chillier but we'll see some coastal fog, a little bit later. so getting to about 61 degrees in half moon bay.
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62 for and we'll finish it off in the north bay where we'll see 80s. mid-70s for vallejo. we are expecting warmer temperatures tomorrow and then a little bit of a cooling tread dicking it dash kirking it in. and even a chance of showers by thursday for the north bay. we're getting back to mark. >> thank you. some drivers are still ignoring the rules of the carpool lane. as stan. >> i didn't get caught beaching -- >> i caught. >> io not sure you can call them lanes. >> got right in the from for
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dash that got right in the car pal lawns. and you! a dash everyone and you have a license. have you to tick care of this -- and you have age paired license. have it take care of this. -- an expired license. you have to take care of this. he told me he was a regular watcher of people banking badly but he never thought he would ever got ready. but i did. he also wanted to know if he could about the any cash. go actually, he will have to give away cash for being in the corporate lane illegally and somewhere it's knows -- >> i'll dry.
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>> promise? >> i will try. their woman claims she was this guy was interesting. here he is heeing to merge back into the noncarpool lane. he? which tab -- which ramp -- which ramp to you take? >> uply -- and that's that's when i give -- gave him a ticket and if you are driving without a proper license, you will get towed. we'll be right back as we take this mr.
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the doyle drive shutdown, work on the new approach to the golden gate bridge is well underway now and is on schedule accord together bridge district. the bridge itself will remain open this weekend and want to let you know about some information that the new approach will not open until monday morning at 5:00 a.m., officials are urging people to avoid the area to limit the impact on traffic. you can see that a lot of people are taking that under consideration, the traffic is light on the golden gate bridge. however, if you do absolutely need to cross the bridge later on today, you might want to allow -- allow some extra time for the potential traffic slow downs. on that note we're gonna slows up shop on this saturday morning. thank you for joining us. join us for kron4 news weekend tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. and kron4 news tonight at 8:00. have a great day.
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